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John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection

The John Carter Brown Library holds one of the world's great collections relating to Haiti. Our rare books, maps and newspapers tell the story of the founding of the French colony of Saint Domingue (once the most lucrative colony in the Americas), its demise through the Haitian Revolution (the world's only successful slave revolution) and the founding of Haiti in its place. By providing access to this collection, the JCB hopes to stimulate interest in Haiti's remarkable history.

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"Appendix comprising documents referred to in different parts of the work: together with auxiliary remarks", p. [365]-467, in French and English, have divisional title page
Topics: Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Slave insurrections,...
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Topic: Imprint 1791
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Topic: Imprint 1791
2 v. :|b2 ill., maps (engravings) ;|c26 cm. (4to) (from t.p.) Tome premier. Comprenant, outre les objets généraux, la description des vingt & une paroisses de la partie du nord & de l'isle la Tortue -- Tome second. Comprenant la description des dix-sept paroisses de la partie de l'ouest & de l'isle la Gonave & des quartorze paroisses de la partie du sud & de l'isle à Vache
Topics: Imprint 1797, Imprint 1798
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[2], 156 p. ;|c21 cm. (4to) The publication date of "juillet 1826" on title page is enclosed in parentheses
Topics: Civil procedure, Imprint 1826
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by Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800; Broughton, Arthur, d. 1796. Hortus eastensis; Young, William, Sir, 1749-1815. Tour through the several islands of Barbadoes
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3 v. :|bill., port., maps ;|c24 cm. (8vo) Sir William Young identified as the editor in the prefatory advertisement
Topics: Slavery, Blacks, Imprint 1801, genealogy
Translation of: Historia natural y moral de las Indias; 1st published in French, Paris, 1598
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Indians of South America, Natural history
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by Haiti
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[2], 135, [1] p. ;|c21 cm. (4to) The publication date of "Mai 1827" on title page is enclosed in parentheses
Topics: Commercial law, Imprint 1827
2 v. :|bplan., port. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) By William Walton, Jun. secretary to the expedition which captured the city of Santo Domingo from the French; and resident British agent there.Appendix to Vol. I: (A) Survey of the east coast of South America from Cape Vela to the Oronoko, from actual observation and the best authority, intended to assist the trader in his access to this part of the coast. -- (B) General account of the bull-feasts in Spain, from the journal of the author during his early...
Topics: Slavery, Imprint 1810, genealogy
Signatures: A-B (B4 blank)
Topics: Blacks, Slavery, Imprint 1735
2 v. :|bmap, plan ;|c22 cm. (8vo) "De l'Imprimerie de Pillet ainé": verso of half-title leaves
Topics: Mulattoes, Imprint 1819
2 v. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) "De l'Imprimerie de Mame frères": verso of half-title leaf, v. 1
Topics: Voodooism, Slave insurrections, Imprint 1814
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Topics: Indians of the West Indies, Imprint 1801
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by Bossu, M., 1720-1792; Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798; Löfling, Per, 1729-1756. Iter Hispanicum. Selections; Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778
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Translation, by Johann Reinhold Forster, of: Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales. Paris, 1768
Topics: Indians of North America, Botany, Botany, Botany
157, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates :|bport. ;|c23 cm "Le meme ouvrage se trouve: A Saint-Thomas [Charlotte Amalie?], chez M. Guillerup. Au Cap-Haïtien, chez M. Therlonges fils. A Jacmel, chez M. Ultimo Lafontant. Au Port-au-Prince, chez M. Romulus Villemeney. A Jérémie, chez M. Richemont Rouzier. Aux Cayes, chez M. Thimagène Rameau. Aux Gonaïves, chez l'auteur": verso of half-title page
Topics: Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Booksellers' catalogs, Imprint 1853
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by Descourtilz, M. E. (Michel Etienne), b. 1775; Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837; Doublette. fmo RPJCB; Laplace, Francois
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[5], vi-xii, 388 p., [1] folded leaf of plates :|bmap ;|c21 cm. (8vo) Misattributed to Michel Etienne Descourtilz by Echeverria & Wilkie and Barbier. Has also been erroneously attributed to Francois, marquis de Barbé-Marbois. Cf. Sabin 3312 note. Attributed to Cit[oyen] Francois Laplace by Jean-Charles Benzaken in his article "Who was the author of L'histoire des desastres de Saint-Domingue, published in Paris in the year III?" in French history, v. 23, 2009, p 261-267, who cites...
Topic: Imprint 1795
2 v. :|b2 ill., maps (engravings) ;|c26 cm. (4to) (from t.p.) Tome premier. Comprenant, outre les objets généraux, la description des vingt & une paroisses de la partie du nord & de l'isle la Tortue -- Tome second. Comprenant la description des dix-sept paroisses de la partie de l'ouest & de l'isle la Gonave & des quartorze paroisses de la partie du sud & de l'isle à Vache
Topics: Imprint 1797, Imprint 1798
2 parts (193, [3], 76 p.) ;|c23 cm. (4to) Date of imprint from title page of part 2
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Topics: Sonthonax, Léger Félicité, 1763-1813, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Soldiers, Sugar growing,...
[16], 89, [3] p. ;|c14 cm. (18mo) "Gouvernement de Saint-Domingue": p. 5-26, 2nd count
Topics: Almanacs, French, Almanacs, Imprint 1789
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by Descourtilz, M. E. (Michel Etienne), b. 1775
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Topics: Natural history, Scientific expeditions, Imprint 1809
Translation of: La vie de Jean-Jacques Dessalines, chef des noirs révoltés de Saint-Domingue, first printed Paris, 1804
Topics: Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Henri Christophe, King of...
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by Descourtilz, M. E. (Michel Etienne), b. 1775
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Topics: Natural history, Scientific expeditions, Imprint 1809
[2], viii, 304 p., [5] folded leaves of plates :|bplans ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Signatures: pi1 (pi1 verso blank) ²pi (2pi1, 2pi² versos blank) 1-19 (2 verso blank)
Topic: Imprint 1846
2 v. :|bill., maps ;|c28 cm. (4to) First printed in Paris, 1722
Topics: Natural history, Slave trade, Slavery, Carib Indians, Voyages and travels, Imprint 1724
9 v. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Includes many letters from French colonial officials in Saint-Domingue
Topic: Imprint 1795
5 v. :|bmaps, plans ;|c23 cm. (8vo) Date of publication of 1802 supplied by Bissainthe and Martin & Walter
Topic: Imprint 1802
"Tableau du commerce et des finances de la Partie françoise de St. Domingue 1791": p. [195]-205; additional tables, printed in Engish: p. 206-212
Topics: Blacks, Slave insurrections, Imprint 1797
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by Philippi, Ferd. (Ferdinand), 1795-1852; Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806; Henri Christophe, King of Haiti, 1767-1820
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3 v. in 1 ;|c17 cm. (8vo) Vol. 1: [4], 106 p.; v. 2: [2], 148 p.; v. 3: [2], 208 p
Topics: Imprint 1826, Imprint 1827
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by Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800; Manigault, G. fmo RIBRL; Bromsen, Maury A. fmo RIBRL; Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800. Historical survey of the French colony in the island of St. Domingo. Selections
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xvi, 373, [7] p., [1] folded leaf of plates : map ; 22 cm. (8vo) Abridgement, by the author of his The history civil and commercial, of the British colonies in the West Indies, first printed London, 1794 and An historical survey of the French colony in the island of St. Domingo, first printed London, 1797. A separate abridgement of The history civil and commercial, of the British colonies in the West Indies was first printed London, 1794
Topics: Slavery, Blacks, Blacks, Slave insurrections, Catalogs, Booksellers', Imprint 1799
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by Haiti; Henri Christophe, King of Haiti, 1767-1820; Lear, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lincoln), 1792-1832. fmo RIBRL; Morris, Charles, 1784-1856. fmo RIBRL; Haiti. Sovereign (1811-1820 : Henri Christophe)
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[4], vii, [1]; 326, [2]; 47, [1]; 16; 110, [2]; 16; 3, [1]; 75, [1]; 32; 112; 27, [1]; 3, [1]; xix, [1] p. ; 20 cm. (8vo) Dated on p. 3, 21st count: Fait au conseil, au palais du Cap-Henry, le 30 janvier 1812, l'an neuf de l'independance, et de règne de Sa Majesté le premier
Topics: Civil law, Criminal law, Military law, Imprint 1812
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by Poupée-Desportes, Jean-Baptiste René, 1704-1748
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Vol. 3 has title: Traité ou abregé des plantes usuelles de S. Domingue 18 cm. (12mo)
Topics: Tropical medicine, Blacks, Botany, Pharmacology, Imprint 1770
2 v. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Recueil d'observations curieuses attributed to Abbé Claude-François Lambert by BN Cat
Topics: Indians of North America, Guarani Indians, Taino Indians, Indians of the West Indies, Chiquito...
4 v. ;|c21 cm. (8vo) Statement of responsibility for v. 2-4: Par J.Ph. Garran, député par le département du Loiret. Imprimé par ordre de la Convention nationale. Tome II, distribué au Corps législatif en pluviôse an VI.; ... Tome III, [-IV,] distribué au Corps législatif en nivose an VII
2 v. :|bill., folded maps ;|c26 cm. (4to) 2nd Version/Copy Attributed to Chambon, receveur général des finances by Barbier, to Chambon, receveur des fermes by BN, and to Chambon, fl. 1775 by NUC Pre-1956
Topics: Commerce, Slave trade, Imprint 1783
[2], xxxi, [1], 374, [2] p., 10 folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm. (8vo) Author given as "le P. Nicolson" in the Approbation on p. 374
Topics: Natural history, Botany, Indians of the West Indies, Taino Indians, Taino art, Taino sculpture,...
8 v. :|bill., port., maps, plans ;|c17 cm. (12mo) First printed in Paris, 1722
Topics: Natural history, Slave trade, Slavery, Carib Indians, Imprint 1742
2 v. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Translation of: An enquiry into the nature, rise, and progress of the fevers most common in London, first printed London, 1771
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Topics: Fever, Yellow fever, Imprint 1821
3 v. :|bill. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Pagination: v. 1: vi, 504 p., [2] folded leaves of plates; v. 2: 420 p., [2] folded leaves of plates; v. 3: 414, [2] p., [2] leaves of plates
Topics: Voyages around the world, Imprint 1797
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by Saint-Domingue. Commissaires nationaux-civils; Polverel, Etienne, 1738-1794; Sonthonax, Léger Félicité, 1763-1813
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1 sheet ([1] p.) ;|c53 x 44 cm. (fol.) Caption title
Topics: Draft, Draft resisters, Military law, Broadsides, etc, Imprint 1793
2 v. :|bill. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) "Imprimerie de Poussin, rue de Tabletterie": verso of half-title leaves
Topics: Impotence, Infertility, Aphrodisiacs, Analgesics, Impotence, Infertility, Imprint 1831
An abridgement of Raynal's Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. Cf. Avertissement, pp. [v]-vij
Topics: Commerce, Colonization, Imprint 1787
Appendix: 145 p., 3rd count
Topics: Coffee, Imprint 1798
9 v. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Includes many letters from French colonial officials in Saint-Domingue
Topic: Imprint 1795
2 v. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Recueil d'observations curieuses attributed to Abbé Claude-François Lambert by BN Cat
Topics: Indians of North America, Guarani Indians, Taino Indians, Indians of the West Indies, Chiquito...
"Des fiévres qui regnent dans les colonies françoises, à Saint-Domingue, à la Martinique & aux autres isles Antilles": p. 150-170
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Topics: Sailors, Fever, Medical geography, Medicine, Imprint 1766
8 v. :|bill., port., maps, plans ;|c17 cm. (12mo) First printed in Paris, 1722
Topics: Natural history, Slave trade, Slavery, Carib Indians, Imprint 1742
2 v. :|bplan., port. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Appendix to Vol. I: (A) Survey of the east coast of South America from Cape Vela to the Oronoko, from actual observation and the best authority, intended to assist the trader in his access to this part of the coast. -- (B) General account of the bull-feasts in Spain, from the journal of the author during his early residence in Spain. -- (C) Merckandize landed in the various ports of France, from the island of Santo Domingo, in the year 1789. -- (D) Memoirs...
Topics: Slavery, Imprint 1810, genealogy
Attributed to Girod-Chantrans by Barbier (19350), who cites the 1787 edition and by Sabin
Topics: Dominica, Battle of, 1782, Imprint 1785
2 v. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) "De l'Imprimerie de Mame frères": verso of half-title leaf, v. 1
Topics: Voodooism, Slave insurrections, Imprint 1814
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by Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800; Broughton, Arthur, d. 1796. Hortus eastensis; Young, William, Sir, 1749-1815. Tour through the several islands of Barbadoes; Haiti Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB
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Sir William Young identified as the editor in the prefatory advertisement
Topics: Slavery, Blacks, Imprint 1801, genealogy
4 v. ;|c21 cm. (8vo) Statement of responsibility for v. 2-4: Par J.Ph. Garran, député par le département du Loiret. Imprimé par ordre de la Convention nationale. Tome II, distribué au Corps législatif en pluviôse an VI.; ... Tome III, [-IV,] distribué au Corps législatif en nivose an VII
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by Blanchelande, Philibert François Rouxel de, 1735-1793; Peinier, Louis Antoine Thomassin, comte de. fmo RPJCB
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5 parts in 1 ;|c25-27 cm. (4to) Issued as 5 parts in 1, each with own pagination and register: Mémoire / de M. de Blanchelande, sur son administration à Saint-Domingue, with caption title and without imprint in colophon; Supplément au Mémoire / de M. de Blanchelande, with caption title and without imprint; Pièces a l'appui de mon Mémoire (nos. 1-28), with caption title and imprint from colophon reading: Au Cap-Français, Chez Dufour de Rians, imprimeur du Roi et du Conseil supérieur;...
Topics: Imprint 1791, Imprint 1792
6 v. ;|c27 cm. (4to) Volume 1: 1550-1703.--v.2: 1704-1721.--v.3: 1722-1749.--v.4: 1750-1765.--v.5: 1766-1779.--v.6: 1780-1785
Topics: Law, Imprint 1784, Imprint 1790
[2], xlii, 306 p. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Pages 228, 246, and 258 are misprinted as 128, 146, and 268
Topic: Imprint 1802
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by Descourtilz, M. E. (Michel Etienne), b. 1775
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3v Retrospective conversion: original entry
Topics: Natural history, Scientific expeditions, Imprint 1809
[2], 96 [i.e. 97], [1] p. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Cover-title
Topic: Imprint 1795
9 v. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Includes many letters from French colonial officials in Saint-Domingue
Topic: Imprint 1795
192 p.) :|bill. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Translation of: Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales. Paris, 1768
Topic: Indians of North America
3 v. :|bill. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) Pagination: v. 1: vi, 504 p., [2] folded leaves of plates; v. 2: 420 p., [2] folded leaves of plates; v. 3: 414, [2] p., [2] leaves of plates
Topics: Voyages around the world, Imprint 1797
[4], III, [1], 184 p. ;|c21 cm. (4to) Signatures: pi² [1] ([1] verso blank) 2-23 24² (24 verso blank)
Topics: Geography, Imprint 1832
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by Wimpffen, Alexandre-Stanislas, baron de; Wright, J. (John), 1770?-1844
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Translation of the author's Voyage a Saint-Domingue, pendant les années 1788, 1789 et 1790, first printed in 2 volumes, Paris, 1797
Topic: Imprint 1797
9 v. ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Includes many letters from French colonial officials in Saint-Domingue
Topic: Imprint 1795
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1 sheet [1] p. ;|c23 x 17 cm. (4to) Title from caption and all of text
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Topics: Broadsides, etc, Imprint 1791
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Charles Arthaud was the head of the Cercle des Philadelphes and may have edited this work. Cf. NUC Pre-1956
Topics: Parasites, Medical parasitology, Slaves, Imprint 1788
4 v. ;|c21 cm. (8vo) Statement of responsibility for v. 2-4: Par J.Ph. Garran, député par le département du Loiret. Imprimé par ordre de la Convention nationale. Tome II, distribué au Corps législatif en pluviôse an VI.; ... Tome III, [-IV,] distribué au Corps législatif en nivose an VII
[4], ix, [1] 249, [1], cxviii p. ;|c22 cm Translated from the French edition entitled "Essai sur les causes de la révolution et des guerres civiles d'Hayti", first printed Sans-Souci, 1819
Topic: Imprint 1823
Author's full name from Sabin, Cioranescu and Bissainthe Volume 1
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by La Luzerne, César Henri, comte de, 1737-1799; Dubois, M. fmo RPJCB; Peinier, Louis Antoine Thomassin, comte de. fmo RPJCB
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3 pts. in 1 v., [1] folded leaf ;|c25 cm. (4to) Mémoire de M. le comte de La Luzerne -- Premiere [-quinzieme] chef de dénonciation -- Pièces justificatives des faits énoncés dans Le mémoire de M. le comte de La Luzerne
Topics: Slavery, Imprint 1790
2 v. :|bill. ;|c22 cm. (8vo) "Imprimerie de Poussin, rue de Tabletterie": verso of half-title leaves
Topics: Impotence, Infertility, Aphrodisiacs, Analgesics, Impotence, Infertility, Imprint 1831
(v.1: viii, 407, [1] p.; Translation, by Johann Reinhold Forster, of: Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales. Paris, 1768
Topics: Indians of North America, Botany, Botany, Botany
8 v. :|bill., port., maps, plans ;|c17 cm. (12mo) First printed in Paris, 1722
Topics: Natural history, Slave trade, Slavery, Carib Indians, Imprint 1742
[2], ii, 184 p. ;|c28 cm. (4to) Translated from: Lettre à M. Bryan Edwards, membre du Parlement d'Angleterre, et de la Société royale de Londres, colon propriétaire à la Jamaïque, en réfutation de son ouvrage, intitulé Vues historiques sur la colonie française de Saint-Domingue / Par M. le colonel Venault de Charmilly, first printed London, 1797
Topics: Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800, Slavery, Imprint 1797
[4], 74 p., [1] leaf of plates :|bport. (engraving) ;|c20 cm. (8vo) Signatures: pi² 1-9 10² (-10)
Topics: Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Imprint 1802
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by Saint-Domingue. Assemblée générale. Commissaires; Millet, J.-B. (Jean-Baptiste); France. Assemblée nationale législative (1791-1792); West India Planters and Merchants (London, England)
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iv, 47, [1] p. ;|c22 cm Translation of: Discours fait à l'Assemblée nationale, le 3 novembre 1791, first printed Paris, 1791
Topics: Slave insurrections, Slavery, Imprint 1792
Bissainthe calls this last 1788 edition "the most complete and, unfortunately, the most rare"
Topics: France, Blacks, Blacks, Slavery, Imprint 1788